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Nov 11, 2012 11:35pm EST
. >> that report. so what impact will the election results have on talks over the fiscal cliff? >> well certainly after you have tuesday's election president obama comes in with the upper hand he won a nationwide victory and republicans suffered a loss. the pressure now is on republicans to come to the table and say how much ground are we willing to give here? and do we think that back in 2004 when president bush won his reelection he had a smaller electoral college victory and he considered that a mandate. the president here might be able to say that but dows the president compromising on some of the things that he has said he is going to stick with the tax cuts and repealing the bush tax cuts? what do you see the president's role to be? >> the president's role here is sticking by the campaign trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge somewhat and you're going to see the question over the next couple of weeks is how do you see
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> this morning, bracing for a showdown. >> the president breaks his post-election silence today to weigh in on that looming fiscal cliff. the house speaker, already drawing a line in the sand to our diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. >>> it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and ro
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
intelligence? >>> with washington still divided after tuesday's election, can the president and congress find common ground on the fiscal cliff, immigration and other big issues? we'll ask our headliners, the vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, republican saxby chambliss and the senator responsible to adding to the democrat majority, senator patty murray. >>> and our powerhouse round table, with representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi unc
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am EST
election day. the ge real way it success does not plan to offer service since it falls on the martin luther king jr. holiday. >> many of you might have stayed up late tuesday night to learn the results of the election. >> a lot of people hurting yesterday. >> who is the president? obama. >> obama. >> he is from fort washington. we are told this little vested up with his family until 1:00 in the morning to see if president obama would be elected. he finally settle down before the president took the stage in chicago. 4:42 right now, 40 degrees outside. >> it is the place you least expect france to take place. a local teenager says she was >> 4:47 and now. people trying to recover from super storm sandy. the northeast devastated by last week's storm. it knocked out power for those who have just had their power restored. the man who tried to kill her is sentenced. loughner pleaded guilty to 19 charges. jury selection expected to begin today in the trial of alexis simpson, charged with killing her roommate. back in september 2011, she killed domonique frazier over music being played on an
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
americans. >> if you thought campaigns and with the election, think again. >> we have to get together and make it happen. >> fixthedebt.org is a collection of people lobbying for deal. -- a deal. helping to prevent a recession. today, the cda said they could push unemployment back up. the so-called gang of eight senators have started working on this. they do not reconvene until tuesday. they hope for a long term solution until congress takes over. >> the election is still not over in florida. votes have been counted inde county but in three other counties, the boats are still being tallied. the presidential race is too close to call their. there are concerns that an automatic recount could be triggered. florida oppose the electoral vote will not affect the reelection of the president. >> as for president obama's first overseas trip will include the first lady. they plan to travel to thailand and myanmar, and cambodia. it will be the first visit to burma by an american president. he will talk about job creation and human-rights among other topics during his trip. >> also a dev
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Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and business leaders have begun to come forward to warn the government there will be serious economic consequences if there's no deal. at issue, the fiscal cliff, a doomsday law that hikes taxes and inleashes a wrecking ball of cuts on january 1st. so, i started by asking speaker boehner that if this time, he and the now re-elected president are going to make a deal. the first word you said to yourself, when you knew that the president was going to win again? >> the hand i was dealt. i'll play it. and i went to bed. >> reporter: right away? >> 11:15. i saw the handwriting on the wall for a couple of hours. and at 11:15, race was, in my view, finished. i went to sleep. and slept like a baby. >> reporte
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
rod comments yet again about how president obama really won the election. >>> and you snooze, you lose. new reasons why hitting that snooze button spells trouble. for months, i had this deep pain all over my body. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don'
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
the al. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new york times," they seemed to listen. but it could push the country offer the fiscal cliff, the 1st of january. that's when the number of tax cuts expired dubbed taxmageddon. and severe cuts that defense spending would be triggered. the sticking point on avoiding that cliff -- taxes. the president campaigned on and won on letting tax cuts for the rich expire. a leading republican said no. >> no republican is going to vote for higher tax rates. we will generate revenue from eliminating deductions from loopholes. >> reporter: if that sounds like the argument we heard before, you're right. that rates for the rich rise. are we headed for that cliff? >> so if the republicans will not agree wi that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over ne
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
election day. holder decided to share what he housed with top white officials. meantime, petraeus is capitol hill. people were killed in on september 11. >> tomorrow, president obama and congressional leaders will be meeting at the white house or the first time since the election to talk about the fiscal cliff. president obama will ask for 1.5 trillion dollars -- $1 trillion taxes. an officer0, in a shooting last is all because of a fake handgun. an officer was let into a home .o serve a piece order while inside, the officer said a man came down the stairs replica hand gun. the officer shot him, fatally him.ing the officer is on leave while it investigated. coming up, five-hour energy and your health. that trend could endanger lives. >> coming up, we will tell you how a 16-year-old girl from a y virginia suburb was a sex slave. story every parent to see. >> i am bob ryan. a few raindrops. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natu
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
elections after thanksgiving to keep her spot but house aboutats say that is just guaranteed. >> we're following a developing story where police are looking o shot a wal-mart manager earlier this morning. police say around 4:15 a.m., the man walked into the walmart and the manager. from they say when the 28-year-old manager followed the suspect to g lot, he was shot. it was taken to hospital and suspect's gethe away car on fire a few blocks away. reviewingor footage. crash in frederick county monday was due to a brakes.faulty state police say the tractor- router had overturned on had only four working of 10.t other six were either or were not working at all. killed two people and injured three others. driver of the rate is a man and is charged with criminally negligent homicide. >> the expansion of maryland's as a means more jobs. a lot of them. the hiring process has begun at the state does the largest casino in anne arundel county. when should point out maryland officials, lawmakers idea offloating the expanding gambling in the a maryland live voters -- initiallyly against it. they'r
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
capital. the number one goal -- this girl is so happy the election is over. at the -- abigail evans. >> she was crying because she was tired of seeing the ads. it was only appropriate remedy followed up and told her who won the election. >> who is going to be president? bronco -- >>obama. >> a few more mentions of the fiscal cliff could have her crying again in no time. >> turning to entertainment news, trouble for the 19-year old daughter afterof bon jovi. >> she was hospitalized and charged with drug possession. the band is scheduled to perform a benefit performance next month. the material girl jumping on the bandwagon for going gangum style. in addition to performing his head, they also performed "music." >> it is still catchy. i think it is impossible not to jump on the bandwagon. that is quite the endorsement. >> 4:57 and 39 degrees.
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
himself told until the day after the election. >> it seems it had been going on months and now they e saying the fbi did not thatze until election day was involved.us it just does not add up. >> are you going to investigate fbi did not notify you before? absolutely. could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> national security was never compromised. to testify onet thursday. the deputy director will now be testifying instead. theff peak fares all day on metro. delays carrying over on the line between east falls church and clarendon. add 45 minutes to the travel time. hard to ask for a better november weekends. first off, let's just enjoy today. shall we? one is sunshine all day long. some of the clouds movelready starting to into the area. by the time we drive home, mostly cloudy. 67 at reagan national. 66 in dallas. 64 in culpeper. -- 66 in dulles. clouds will be thickening. delays this evening because clouds and rain. keep that in mind. arrival delays at laguardia to equipment issues. at 6:00, 64 and mostly cloudy. more details on the big drop in your tem
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
in prison. >> not to a look at the presidential election and some tv ratings. 67 million viewers watched election returns on broadcast and cable networks. less than the 71.5 million viewers during the 2008 election. networks did not call the race for president until after 11:00. analysts say limiting -- it is like measuring viewership for a football game decided in the fourth quarter. the first job will be to avoid the fiscal cliff at the beginning of next year. both sides hoping to reach a deal to prevent spending cuts that could plunge the economy back into recession potentially losing thousands of jobs. >>grace, who was a candidate and a ward 6 he saw one for signs near a polling place. he picked it up and try to give it to her ticket to the polling area. he said that is when she knocked him to the ground. she was a arrested on assault charges. we are looking at 40 degrees on this thursday. >> del ahead, the latest on a powerful earthquake that left dozens how you doing? alright, alright. now this is a party. what is that? go, go, go. mmm. ge me some of that sauce. i don't kno
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
until election day. the president was told the dale after. >> the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: >> the official complaint was harassment. it could have gone to e-mail hacking. but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: administration officials say this timing had nothing to do with politics, but congress is vowing to investigate. david? >> pierre thomas, thank you. >>> and the other major headline from washington, the so-called fiscal cliff, now quickly approaching. and only this sunday, new signals republicans might be willing to work with the president to a point. here's abc's david kerley tonight. >> reporter: across the dial today, the parties sounded like >> ihink there's a basis for the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from the major players. >> i'm open to compromise. >> just time to get the job done. >> reporter: speaker boehner told his republican members they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the ne
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
election. >> the timing i think from our point of view was poor. it should have been done sooner. >> the white house says the president first learned the day after the election. >> petraeus had been scheduled committees on thursday about the attacks in libya. now those same committees are going to meet on wednesday to talk about his affair. >> tom we should note that we're learning more details about jill kelly in addition to saying that she and her husband are friends with the prer trace family in a statement earlier kelly asked for privacy. kelly served as an unpaid social liaison for mcdill air force base in tampa. >> it is veterans day and this morning president obama paid tribute at arlington national cemetery. the president laid the wreath. after the ceremony the president praised the sacrifices of american servicemen and women an their families. president obama said more needs to be done to honor their service not just on this day but every day. >> thousands gathered at the vietnam veterans memorial to honor those who sacrificed their lives during one of the most controver
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon, the first since his re-election. abc news will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon eastern time. >>> and it is not over. another top general is in trouble for less than ethical conduct. william kip ward has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expen expenses. he is being forced to retire as a three-star general and pay back more than $80,000. >> not a banner week for our military. >>> we're following a developing story overseas. a deadly explosion at a nato base in southern afghanistan. one soldier was killed in that blast tuesday. the cause of the explosion is still unknown. but military officials say there's no indications of an enemy attack. the nationality of the soldier has not been released. >>> house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, is promising an announcement this morning involving her political future. pelosi says she will reveal whether or not she will continue as minority leader, after the democrats failed to win enough seats last week to
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Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and itch that wasn't bad enough, wait until we tell you what else he was dealing with during one nearly unbelievable round. talk about a long walk, very much a spoiled here. but a good lesson for millions of americans who have maybe the same condition that guy does. yeah. >>> first, new details in the still unfolding sex scandal surrounding david petraeus. >> finding out much more about the two women whose e-mails touched off all this week'
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
, washington. 6:tennessee time. one of the biggest winners of this election was not on the ballot. >> nate silver talking about how things of that sort on amazon. he successfully called off 50 states correctly in tuesday's election -- >> let us get a look at our forecast today. >> cloudy and cool conditions. things will get better. in sunshine will make a return as well. we are waking up to about 42 degrees at reagan national. 39 at dulles. 41 and 32 in frederick. freezing this hour. there's a nor'easter storm still impacting most of new england. you can see the overcast conditions. if you are flying today, there could be delays. that may be an issue in boston because of wind and rain showers. we might even have some here in washington d.c. because of the clouds and wind this afternoon. but no dealers reported right now other than cancellations earlier. we will see quiet conditions across the country but stormy into the mountains to the west. looking for partly sunny skies. partly cloudy at noon. and mostly sunny and 5:00 p.m. and 52 degrees. about 65 and the 7 day forecast. we wi
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
to agree on a compromise. >> in his first post-election comments, president obama is expected to talk about the issue at hand -- the economy. he said he is looking for a bipartisan solution to the fiscal challenges. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing the deficit, reforming the tax code. >> there is still seven weeks before mandatory tax increases and spending cuts could go into effect, fears over the fiscal clifford growing. both sides are hoping to avoid another recession. at this point it does not seem they are on the same page. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. it could not even pass the house. >> democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making over $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all of this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> a new report from the congressional budget office predicts of congress does act the economy could shrink by 0.5% and unemploy
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00am EST
news right now. well, then -- the election. i guess i got a winning bidder. >> jimmy: you went to the republican party and said i will do this if you pay me. they paid you $15,000 to do this? >> it was, two guys, both republicans, worked the republican party, worked the election poll since i was about 22 years old the i knew a guy, hey, here we are now. >> jimmy: did you ever kid just putting a sign on your lawn like a normal person? >> no, see, the romney campaign didn't care enough about indiana. they figured they had that won. >> jimmy: what did your wife say about this? >> the wife, she hated it, of course. >> jimmy: have you kiddconsider morphing your tattoo into a butterfly? >> absolutely not. i heard all about it. get it switched. la lasered off. i don't think the laser is covered under obamacare. i am stuck with it. >> jimmy: how long will you keep the tattoo? >> the rest of my life. >> jimmy: you realize in 11 years, no one is even going to remember mitt romney, right? it's -- you will have to explain it. are you going to sell any more space on your face, any of that real
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
election in january. it's unclear what the appetite is for a ground incursion. but what is clear, neither israel or hamas nor the other militant groups here are backing down. >> alex marquardt, live in gaza. thanks for your insight this morning. stay safe, alex. >>> moving on to our other big story of the week. david petraeus is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in ben gas save. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview from washington. >> reporter: david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
-- no time to waste. >> this is the first time ever from the president directly since the election but he summed it up well when he opened his remarks by saying it's time to get to work and there's plenty of work to do. >> on the edge of what's could accommodate another recession capitol hill is feeling disdain over the election and dangerous finances. >> this is a cry out for help. >> focus on your jobs not ours. >> to avoid that crisis which could boost unemployment, the president says he is open to compromise and draws a line in the sand for tax cuts for the wealthy. >> all we need is action from the house. i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign the bill right away. >> raising tax rates will not create jobs that everyone says they want. >> small-business owners to file as individuals will also be hurt killing jobs. they recommend rew as one way to increase revenue. leaders of both sides will have a chance to hash it out in person next week up the white house. both claim they will play nice. >> we need to avoid the fiscal cliff together. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new idea
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recovering. as you see, elizabeth vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his first big challenge, negotiate a new budget deal with congress. the speaker of the house says he's open -- suggests he's open to a compromise on taxes. and you have to pay attention to this. these negotiations are going to affect everyone's taxes before next year. we're going to get into that just ahead. >> huge news on taxes. >>> we also have huge medical news this morning. a headline. new evidence t
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Nov 9, 2012 2:35am EST
after 9/11. rarely see them humanized in that way. with the weight off, election over, had a time, it hit him. thanking the room full of happy supporters. interesting moment. >> he reflected on early days as community organizer in chicago what the experience taught him, team of staffers and organizers, are so much better than i was in so many ways. such a young age. >> he is grateful and it showed. >>> moving on now, as the president tries to avert the looming fiscal cliff that we have talked so much about, house speaker john boehner was quick to express willingness to compromise, get the job done. boehner sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. he said he is willing to listen to the president's proposals even if they clash with gop principles. but he was adamant that raising taxes is not an option. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear. >> wealthier americans pitch in here. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
president or intelligence committees? told until after election day. >> it's mysterious. have insight into it. onof this is their effect a think wecurity, need to move on. >> move on by investigating the attacks in libya. petraeus was to testify number thursday. members, suspicious of the l have, say they wil questions for the former director and they will do so behind closed doors. one justice officials as there a longstanding justice y not assureolic a criminal from investigation 21 outside the , including the white house and congress, unless national security is involved. the had, determined there was no security breach. the only possible criminal allegedly deemed threatening emails. >> thank you, scott thuman. the biggest priority for back in session will be the fiscal cliff. they must find a way to avoid spending cuts kick in january 1st. both sides have different ideas. leaders will be meeting on friday to start we help ins, earnest. >> back to a shooting that has a howard county community. the searches operas suspect who a well-knownot restaurant manager. it happened at the top
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Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk about what went wrong at benghazi and, of course, the cia is under constant pressure because of the threat of terrorist attack, diane. >> thank you, jake. and jake will be back in a moment on other news. first, we turn to abc's david muir who brings us the personal story of the general and his w
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Nov 10, 2012 12:00am EST
being busy, right? still no election results from florida yet. florida is the post office of states. the election has been over for three days, but already, there's a new survey that says hillary clinton is favored to win the iowa caucuses in 2016. [ laughter ] you think they could have at least waited until we peeled the "i voted" stickers off our jackets. survey showed hillary clinton with 58% of the vote. vice president biden with 17%. new york governor andrew cuomo at 6% and massachusetts senator elect elizabeth warren with 3%. a woman who has not yet expressed any interest in running is well ahead of some other people who aren't running. good study. [ laughter ] we can't let them do this again. no christmas decorations in october, no election talk until -- october 2015, right? that's reasonable. [ cheers and applause ] meanwhile, some big sex news out of washington today. the director of the cia, general david petraeus turned in his resignation today while admitting having an extramarital affair. he said, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extreme little poor judgm
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Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
. this battle which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington, president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my pari appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. of course in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >>> as we all know we are becoming a digital nation. it a
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
deal. i am martha reporitng. >> paul ryan speaking about the results of the election. he says he was optimistic until the end. court's we thought we had a very good chance of winning. the polling and the data and all of the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a good chance of winning. as you can imagine, it was a shock when we did not. >> he says president obama won a fair and square pieces the president deserves praise for a fantastic ground game. >> not checking news around the nation, three book killed when a small plane heading to a safety conference crashed right into this mississippi homes. officials in the single engine plant had just taken off when it started having problems and it crashed. all three victims were on the plan, authorities a resident was able to escape with just minor injuries. at this point, no word on what exactly brought down the plane veered across a texas woman prisoner to life in prison after being convicted in connection with a deadly fire at her home in
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Nov 7, 2012 11:35pm EST
more dramatic story is who got him there. it was a history-making election, where blacks, hispanics and single women made themselves heard like never before. >>> another storm. tonight, powerful winds, snow and rain are barrelling down on the already punch drunk east coast, forcing mandatory evacuations on the heels of superstorm sandy's devastation. we are on the ground in the hardest hit communities. >>> and, biting apple. lukewarm sales for the new ipad mini. stock prices crumbling to a five-month low. are competitors finally getting the best of the house that jobs built? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is chan
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Nov 15, 2012 11:35pm EST
war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel, is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. the last time rockets threatened tel aviv was during the 1991 gulf war, when saddam hussein's missiles hit the city. and tonight, tensions inside gaza remain high as my colleague, alex marquardt, found out. >> reporter: the cloud of an israeli missile strike met us as we arrived in gaza at sunset. it is eerily quiet here. this is definitely the quietest i've seen it. very few people in the streets. all the homes and shops are closed up. everyone seems to be hunkered down inside. for good reason. israel so far has targeted 300 sites in gaza. missiles rained down with loud thuds if they're far away. deafening booms if they're close. this is what the aftermath of one of these strikes looks like. a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar, the strong smell of diesel fuel. several of the houses around were damaged very badly. and the residents here on this street say they hope hamas will keep firing rockets into israel in
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
-- we were not here last night. we were off last night because of election coverage. in case you hadn't heard, president obama defeated mitt romney last night. we know this for sure despite the fact that the returns from florida still have not been counted. some people had to wait five, six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida? they had four years to fix this and -- four years to fix things before that. [ laughter ] we need to make sure florida never gets the olympics. [ laughter ] the -- [ applause ] got 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama led among women and minority voters while romney led among white means and banana republic man ne kips. romney lost his home state of massachusetts. paul ryan lost his home state of wisconsin. i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous. a lot of people are wondering what the president will do differently in his second term. i'm hoping obama announces this will be the black half of his presidency. [ applause ] the last four years were pretty white. i'd like to see him put a little more funk in it.
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
house about petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi director, robert muller, went to capitol hill wednesday, to defend the bureau's handling of the case. at the same time, the president saying he has full confidence in the fbi but is waiting for a full explanation. >> i am withholding judgment. >> reporter: even as fbi agents continue to investigate the classified documents found in the computer of petraeus' mistremi mistre mistress, the president said he had no evidence of a security lapse. >> i have no evidence, that i have seen. >> reporter: but the department of defense has revoked the security clearance held by paul dark last night. >> sir, abc news? >> reporter: adding another bit of spice to the soap opera in tampa, reports that humphries sent a pic of himself shirtless to jill kelley. attorney said it was a joke between friends. he was pretending to be a fourth dummy, his lawyer says. and that he had no romantic connection with jill kelley, george. >>> let's get from abc's
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Nov 12, 2012 11:35pm EST
this past wednesday to alert the white house, notably after the election? and why didn't they alert relevant members of congress at all? officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer which is illegal but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus and so far no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. shades on her family charlotte home are drawn. a poignant note etched in chalk on their driveway, dad loves mom. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt that he had let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to make it -- to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporte >> reporter: a long way from 2007 in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming. it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
election day. >> i have no evidence that -- at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed. it is possible that had we been told you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> leanne panetta defended john allen. >> he has my continued confidence. >> the two women in the spotlight have not spoken. jill kelly comes under increasing scrutiny. her gerrie>> i am an honorary consul general so i have and vulnerability. they should not be able to cross this property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> korean officials gave her the purely honorary title. the air force base reports they are provoking her right to go on base unescorted. >> the story continues to unfold. president obama addressed the looming fiscal cliff and many other issues as well as his -- at his first press conference. >> the owner of the specialty pharmacy is refusing to answer questions on that nationwide meningitis outbreak. his pharmacy the new england compound center is blamed for the tai
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
get six months. >> congress returned from a seven-week election recess. they have a long list of unfinished business, including a top priority, which is to figure out how to avoid the double economic hit of tax increases in automatic spending cuts that will kick in on january 1 of next year. high-stakes negotiations could take several weeks. back to you guys. >> a few other things you need to know before you leave this morning. >> the former police statbuoy state rapistudent will be in court and a man accused of raping a girl in her dorm room will be in court. >> nearly 20 schools will close. anderson is targeting schools that are underperforming or under and rolled. >> heads up if you're headed to the d.c. dmv todya. one branches close because of a facility issue. -- dmv today. for more information on any of these stories, it is all online ad wjla.t wjla.com. >> we are going to look at 95 right now. it is extremely slow in virginia, all the way up from quantico to springfield. 395 from springfield to the 14th street bridge. very long, slow commute on 95 and 395. the beltway and
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Nov 15, 2012 6:30pm EST
assembled together, several of them just elected. a record-breaking number of women serving in this 113th congress. >>> and look at these pictures, a spectacular sight. so rare tonight. it's causing a huge splash around the world. a white humpback whale, a variation of a real-life moby dick, spotted swimming with a pod of mpbacks in norway. its color is caused by a condition that reduces all types of skin pigment. the whale watchers dubbed it willow the white whale. and the photographer who spent a decade working at sea says he's never seen anything like it. so, let us know if willow captured your imagination. tweet me your thoughts for "instant index" @dianesawyer. >>> and coming up next -- so, what is it lighting up this little girl's face? is there a small gift we take for granted that can make absolutely everything to a child? find out what it is.le announcet plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male an
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Nov 12, 2012 2:30am EST
lightning bolt. >> reporter: top in,000 tell jens officials were not informed until election day. the president was told the day after. >> the president should have been told about it. >> reporter: the former fbi agent said the bureau followed protocol. >> the initial come planet was harassment, it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking. but there was no substantive in,000 fi information this has anything to do with security. >> reporter: administration officials say timing of the di closure had nothing to do with politics. congress is vowing to investigate. pierre,000 thomas, abc news, washington. >>> wow, number one, you hope there is no threat to national security. that's what makes this is a news story besides the details. two we have seen this scandal, powerful man, in trouble for stepping outside the marriage. have to feel bad for his wife, the public humiliation. married, 38 years. >> one of the things interesting, paula bradwell has a military background. a major in the armed services. >> they had thing thousands in common. >> she knew better. >> everyone knows better. we
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
this year. >> we need to clean house and elected officials accountable. >> on the other side of this issue, some argue the case was flimsyme brown at best. the federal judge sentenced him to only 1 days confinement. prosecutors, though, say this is words: greed and ambition. sticking with d.c. government, d.c. mayor vincent gray celebrated his 70th evening.this was welcomed by friends and his birthdayorters was last week, but tonight was his party. >> we had a bizarre story to e with you. >> of former dancing with the celebrity, and the that led to an arrest. a brawl between a bus driver and a customer. the bus driver is the one who's through the first punch. wine lead you to the fountain of youth? >> heading out tomorrow, not y wine, but you better bundle up. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibankba easier banking. [ l50858544p.at's me. but i'm not just a number. i have a purpose. a higher purpose. [ muffled ] have some respect! not good. oh, man. hello? mm, no! f
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Nov 10, 2012 11:30pm EST
presidential election has been finalized. it shows that the president did win florida over mitt romney, a 50% to 49%. that gives some 332 electoral votes to romney felt 206. -- romney's 206. >> two women were assaulted and robbed not only of their phones, but also of their coats. people living in this neighborhood said they had no idea about this. >> they did not know until our news crew showed up on the street asking questions. and this was a very violent assault. they never flashed a weapon, but they threatened to shoot the women if they did not cooperate. >> it is 48 st. nw, just before 1:00 saturday morning. two women were walking down the street when two vehicles rolled up alongside the. both women were sexually assaulted, then robbed of their coats and cell phone as. >> you know, my neighborhood is real cool, you know? the neighbors get along. everybody is real cool. >> it is stunning news in what neighbors say is as a community not far from the metro. there are children, teenagers and women who walk home at night. >> i am scared. i am concerned about the whole situation. >> no one has
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
-election comments, president barack obama is expected to talk about the issue at hand, the economy. he says he is looking for a bipartisan solution to the fiscal challenges. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing the deficit, reforming the tax code. >> fears of privy fiscal cliffs are growing. both sides are hoping to avoid another recession. at this point it does not seem they are on the same page on raising the issue. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money need to contribute a little bit more. >> one of the big issues we are hearing, and a new congressional budget office report issued yesterday, it says if congress fails to act that the economy could shrink by about half of a percent. unemployment could go back up to 9%. the president expected to speak at 1:05 this after
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
election. during phone calls with his top donors -- the former candidate says president obama won relax and by offering what he called gifts to minorities and young voters, citing the dream act and obamacare perr. one of romney's biggest supporters louisiana governor bobby jindal does not agree. >> i absolutely reject that notion, that description. i think it is absolutely wrong. i don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we are going very. >> the also seem to take a swipe at the 47% comments, saying the gop has to go after 100% of the vote. >> the president will get a firsthand look at the damage a superstar and sandy left behind in the new york's city area. the president toured the devastation in new jersey last month and now he will visit art staten island where he will meet with residents, local officials and first responders. meantime residents and another hard-hit town on the jersey coast were able to return home finally to assess the damage weeks after the storm. >> unbelievable when you hear that people are still without power and it has got so cold. >> and
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
90 years of legendary innovaon. >> it appears they are the fbi did not realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. this is not add up. >> lawmakers on capitol hill have questions for the fbi on the investigation that led to the sudden resignation of cia director general petraeus. >> a local company is giving back on this veterans day. good morning washington, is monday, november 12. >> good morning to you. let's get a look of the beautiful sunrise. >> we will have the battle of the best today. the sun is coming up and we are about 10 minutes away officially from sunrise on this veterans day and our temperatures are very comfortable. 50 degrees at reagan national airport. 52 degrees at dollars and 43 degrees in manassas. petersburg is 62 degrees. our winds are from the south today said despite cloud cover this afternoon, we will stay well above average and shy of the 70 degree mark. we are looking for partly sunny and mild. a big drop in the forecast and that is coming up in a minute. >> good morning this is a look at 270 near 118 which is very nice. with the hov
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Nov 14, 2012 11:35pm EST
-election to give the president a jolt of confidence. >> i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middle class. that's my mandate. >> reporter: gone was the lackluster stumbling obama of the first debate in denver. >> well, ah, ah, ah. >> reporter: and gone, too, was the grimly determined campaigner of the final stretch. >> the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: the 44th president today was ready to rumble. you heard and saw it most emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her i
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
network interview since the election night loss. we will find out finally what was going on inside the romney campaign those final few days. what went wrong. and what he plans to do next. our abc news exclusive. >> we will be watching. >>> finally, victoria's secret is apologizing for a native american-style outfit in its annual fashion show. the company, flooded with campaigns, when a model stepped out wearing a feathered headdress and a bikini studded with turquoise stones. victoria's secret says the outfit will not be included when the show is broadcast next month. >> okay. >>> in "pop news," everybody, they may have been trying to keep a relationship under wraps. but kristen stewart certainly had nothing to hide at the premiere of "breaking dawn" last night. the "twilight" star was so hot in a corseted gown. it left little to the imagination. and beside her, her co-star, robert pattinson, making a bold choice. an emerald green gucci suit. if she's trying to make them forget the turbulent summ. >> the man was wearing a green suit. let's not bury that. >> i couldn't decide what to st
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
election. he spoke to his top donors and said the president won because of gifts he had already provided to blacks, hispanics and young voters. >> >> he added the gifts add up to trillions of dollars. >> if you think gas costs too much here, you want to avoid a station in florida. >> a shell gas station selling regular gas for $6.44 a gallon. some say they do not know how it stays a denture business. they do not know why they have not been find it. they are not in a state of emergency, so they can charge whatever they want. in the meantime they may want to investigate those paying prices to fill up their tank. >> i assure you they have company credit cards. 5:50 right now. some are recycling black friday deals from last year. >> your personal e-mail not as private as you might think. >> the petraeus scandal has some wondering what to individual privacy some of us have. if the cia director cannot keep people from looking into his private account, that is raising eyebrows. law enforcement can gain access to personal e-mail often without a search warrant. that is because the law with digita
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
about thisd out until election day. live, brianne carter. >> thank you. in other news connected to the , congress set to begin hearings looking into the deadly on the united states in the libya. >> there will hold a closed door hearing on the september 11 ghazi. on benigno zaz >> congress returns from its recess today with the fiscal .liff looming d congress at the white house -- they have until deal.er 31 to reach a if a compromise is not reached, increases will take experts said it would spark another recession. >> new this morning, an apartment fire said one person to the hospital in the northeast. the flames started the kitchen. looking intoare the cause. looking at the day ahead, we are g several big court cases including the startup of billy state university student murdering dominique inzier in their dorm room year.ber of last they say simpson stabbed frazier argument over music her ipod.ed on she said she acted in self- defense. be in thewill today.om look for his reports later toy on abc 7. >> alleged east coast rapist to deliver guilty pleas today purities agreed to plead to
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00am EST
upset about this election because -- >> why did you say that? >> jimmy: you didn't get your country back. that's okay. [ laughter ] i think you might be thinking of another guy. >> i know that you're a big -- >> jimmy: when we come back, i want to find out what you're -- [ laughter ] >> it's nothing we're doing. >> jimmy: when we come back, i'm going to talk about some, who knows. we'll be right back with martin short. >> wow. >> jimmy: yeah. be positive, yet firm. we need to leave our contract plan and make the move to net10 wireless. what??? oh nice, let's just have our calls drop all the time. net10 uses the same cell towers as the top carriers, but for half of what we pay now. half? don't worry. confusion is normal. but, i... it's better this way. but what if... what if... shhh... welcome to the next generation of family plans. fifty dollars the first line, 40 dollars each new line with unlimited everything. visit net10wireless.com double barrel whisky sirloins, and brew pub pretzels, crafted with a touch of whisky, wine, and beer by highly skilled chefs. ♪ it's tricky to rock
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Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
, minnesota, supporting denny. >> denny, the late denny hanson. he was elected city council president. >> speaks of how highly he was respected. and the people liked his leadership. and liked what he did for the city. >> there will be a special election today in the next city council president. >> you think? >> our democracy. indeed. >> all right. >> congratulations, denny. >> we note the passing of a true college football legend. daryl royal, the man who put the university of texas, the longhorns on the map. >> he was known for his style and his devastating wishbone offense. it helped the long horns win 11 conference titles, ten cotton bowls, and royal's teams won or shared three national titles. >> friday night lights. he said once he got to texas he never would work for any other school. he died from complications from cardy vascular disease and was 88 years old. legend in football. coming up -- what was up with wall street yesterday or should say what was down? >> stocks started falling hours after the president's acceptance speech. we'll take a look at that and more, when "world
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